Good evening everyone,
How is life? Good I hope.
Michelle and I enjoyed our wine last night, and struggled managed to get to work early this morning. First thing on the to-do list was finish are water kefir. It was ready to be drank!
KEFIR 101 with the twins (with some help from friends! )
You can let your water kefir sit for 24 hours though we let ours go for 48 hours. Once you hit the fermentation time you desire all you have to do is drain the water to separate out the water kefir grains (which are used again and again to make more).
Preparing water kefir:
We found different ways of fermenting it but here is what we did:
- 3 cups water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp raisins
- 1 slice of fresh ginger
- 1/2 cups grains (we just used the whole bag that we received, so it was about 1/2 cup)
We purchased our water kefir grains from Dawn at Happy, healthy, balance!
First let the sugar dissolve in the water (we slightly warmed some of the water to help). Then add the grains and fruit. Cover and set aside to ferment.
Draining water kefir:
Grab a large cup or bowl and a strainer. Pour the fermented water kefir through the strainer and that is it! You can now enjoy your fermented water. (We used ginger and raisins for flavor in ours)
** Remember to keep the grains because you can start another round right away.
Look at how plump the raisins got…. amazing They look kind of funny.
Time to enjoy our breakfast : water kefir
We saved our grains and decided to try making coconut kefir. Now typically you use milk based grains though we don’t do milk (dairy) so we are trying it with the water kefir grains. We will see how it turns out. We look at our friends Averie and Anthony, who have made coconut kefir before and both had great results. We are pumped!
We hope to enjoy this tomorrow, hummm what will add to it?? So many options…
Till next time,
Lori and Michelle